Thanks to everyone that entered our “Guess the Oktoberfest Mileage” Contest! We had many entries with guesses from the waaayyy too low to the waaayyy too high! Julie Prather was the winner with her submission that was only 195.5 miles off the mark! Congrats, Julie. We’ll be in touch about getting your prize package to you.
Even though the official Munich Oktoberfest only lasts a little over two weeks, every year the Oktoberfest “season” for the Alex Meixner Band starts at the beginning of September and finishes up at the end of October. 2015 was no exception. It kicked off at the Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest and completed when the AMB van rolled back into its home base of Palm City, Florida on this past Tuesday for a much earned/needed rest.
Here’s where the fun comes in! In honor of the crisscrossing of America this German tradition generates, the Alex Meixner band is running a little contest. Can you guess how many miles were racked up on the polka van between September 1 and October 27, 2015?
Entries will be accepted at alexmeixner.com until 11pm CT on Sunday, November 1, 2015. One entry per person. The guess that comes the closest to the actual number will win an Alex Meixner Band merchandise gift pack filled with items of our choosing. (Don’t worry, it will be cool stuff.) In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected by a random drawing. (P.S. entering this contest will add you to the AMB mailing list.)
Archives for October 2015
The polka van is moving on the highways across the USA. Monday had me doing a solo presentation (and some very productive meetings) at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio for a dedication ceremony for the Vitak-Elsnic Collection in their music library. Music Publishers of America are working in conjunction with BGSU to work on developing not only a resource library for polka music and recordings, but having offerings that will help students have the opportunity to study the culture and musical relevance of this genre that I’ve devoted my life to performing, studying and promoting. It’s a very important step for our music. If you’d like to check out a little of what we’ve started and hopefully support the cause check out the Falcon Funding page, https://falconfunded.bgsu.edu/preservepolka
Tonight- The Alex Meixner Band hits the stage for corporate sponsor night for our first visit to the Tulsa Oktoberfest. It is my understanding that we’re in a sold out VIP tent, but hopefully, we will make a good impression and return next year !
Tomorrow, on Thursday, October 22, the band and I will be making a quick stop in Tomball, TX at Mainstreet Crossing— a cool little theater…great room, acoustics and it’s indoors– (for all of you worried about the weather out there.) This is a first time venue for The Alex Meixner Band, but of course we’ve been to Tomball for their German Festival many times, so hopefully we can get the word out and see many of our fans there. I really look forward to the intimate theater shows personally, it allows me to fine tune the sound and play more requests… 😉
Finally- Friday and Saturday, October 23-24 bring us to our first appearances at the Galveston Island Oktoberfest. The weather forecast seems to have lightened up a bit, but rest assured, all precautions are on to make the tents solid if some liquid sunshine appears and the Alex Meixner Band is ready to polka, rock, jazz up and whatever else ya wanna hear us play!
… and then shortly after will be Wurstfest! Get your groups together and get everyone to follow our Facebook and Twitter posts about some fun stuff heading into the New Braunfels fun fest!!